Massai Jump Dance #1

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The Masai Jumping Dance

Each young man will jump as high as he can while the others stand in a circle and sing. The voices of the men get higher as the jumping increases. This jumping dance is as familiar to the Western world as the red-clad and beaded Masai warriors themselves. In the Masai language, this dancing competition is called the "adumu".

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  • Jahaan London

    Jahaan London said (15 Mar 2009):

    very interesting story and great photo to tell the tradition.

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